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Wright sets the standard

Luke Wright picked up where he left off this winter to record the highest FTI MVP score in England's opening Natwest Twenty20 international with New Zealand.

The all-rounder took 2-31 in his four overs before top-scoring for the hosts with 52 from 34 balls to claim just over 20 points. His return, as well as contributions from Michael Lumb, Alex Hales and Ravi Bopara almost helped England chase down over 200 for only the fourth time in T20I history.

Wright has been England's best T20 performer in recent months, hitting 274 runs, taking seven wickets at 7.68, and totalling 104.29 points in his last 10 matches.

The overall England FTI MVP is still dominated by James Anderson, who has 140 points after being England’s top wicket-taker in the Champions Trophy. Jonathan Trott is next on 120 points, with Joe Root and Alastair Cook on 110 and 106 respectively.

The ranking system, which started in 2007, rewards players for every run scored, wicket taken and catch held. Bowlers receive higher marks for good economy rates, bowling maidens and dismissing the top order, while batsmen are rewarded for high run-rates and the percentage of the team's runs they hit.

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